mayapple


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Related to mayapple: Podophyllum peltatum
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Synonyms for mayapple

North American herb with poisonous root stock and edible though insipid fruit

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She thinks the technique she developed to find the pathway in mayapple could be applied to a wide range of other plants and drugs.
By May, stung by the angry protests of the neighborhood groups that had sprung up to oppose her, she had withdrawn the application, although another application, to register the Mayapple Center as a nonprofit, was still in the works.
Currently, add the researchers, podophyllotoxin is produced commercially using the roots and rhizomes of Indian mayapple, the endangered species harvested from the wild in India, Pakistan, Nepal, and China.
By midsummer, the woods are full of ripening berries: wild straw-berries appear in June, followed by passion fruit (in the Southeast), blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, mulberries, serviceberries and mayapples in July.
Other types of early soft mast that deserve at least passing mention: sumac berries, American beauty berries (French mulberries), pawpaws and mayapples.
Traditionally, podophyllotoxin has been obtained from the roots of a wild Asian plant, Podophyllum emodi, a cousin of the mayapple.
Organ preformation in mayapple as a mechanism for historical effects on demography.
Dwarf crested iris, mayapple, and large-flowered trilliums grace the slopes.
2) A name applied to other plants, the fruit of which resembles the common apple, such as custard apple, mayapple, pondapple, roseapple.
Botanical products that have been used as chemotherapy agents are periwinkle, pacific yew, and derivatives from mayapple, American mandrake, or American podophyllum (Montbriand, 1999).
Potential for the loss of self-incompatibility in pollen-limited populations of mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum).
Eleanor Lerman (author); STRANGE LIFE; Mayapple Press (Nonfiction: Poetry) 15.
Memorable characters include Ryder, Willow's stern yet loving father; Cholly Dee, who knew Willow's mother before they were kidnapped in Africa; Silvey, an exploited but undaunted lady's maid; and Mayapple, Willow's horse.
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30: Mayapple spears are up in the woods of the Lower Midwest as the first buckeyes, apple and peach trees leaf out.